SB 960 Absentee ballots; expediting counting of absentee ballots returned by mail prior to election day.
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Summary as introduced:
Absentee ballots; expediting the counting of absentee ballots returned by mail prior to election day. Provides that if a general registrar has opted to expedite the counting of absentee ballots returned by mail by opening the sealed ballot envelopes in accordance with law, the requirement that the absentee ballot return envelope and unopened ballot envelope be deposited into an appropriate container does not apply. Current law contains a contradiction that absentee ballot return envelopes and unopened ballot envelopes are to be deposited into an appropriate container while also allowing the sealed ballot envelopes to be opened so that they may be inserted into a ballot scanner machine or other secure ballot container.

Full text:
01/02/17  Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17103086D  pdf | impact statement
02/17/17  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB960ER)  pdf | impact statement
03/03/17  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0275)  pdf

Status:
01/02/17  Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17103086D
01/02/17  Senate: Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/17/17  Senate: Reported from Privileges and Elections (9-Y 0-N)
01/19/17  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
01/20/17  Senate: Passed by for the day
01/23/17  Senate: Read second time and engrossed
01/24/17  Senate: Read third time and passed Senate (38-Y 0-N)
01/31/17  House: Placed on Calendar
01/31/17  House: Read first time
01/31/17  House: Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/31/17  House: Assigned P & E sub: Elections
02/07/17  House: Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
02/10/17  House: Reported from Privileges and Elections (19-Y 1-N)
02/13/17  House: Read second time
02/14/17  House: Passed by for the day
02/15/17  House: Read third time
02/15/17  House: Passed House (99-Y 0-N)
02/15/17  House: VOTE: PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N)
02/17/17  Senate: Enrolled
02/17/17  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB960ER)
02/17/17  House: Signed by Speaker
02/20/17  Senate: Signed by President
02/21/17  Senate: Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on 2/21/17
02/21/17  Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017
03/03/17  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 275 (effective 7/1/17)
03/03/17  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0275)